ROBERT (BOB) WILBURN
Robert Wilburn has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Gettysburg Foundation, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Carnegie Institute and as President of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Under his leadership, the number of customers, members, donors, and volunteers increased sharply within each organization, bringing with them a greater sense of commitment and participation.
Bob was also a cabinet member for Pennsylvania Governor Thornburgh, first as Secretary of Budget and Administration and later as Secretary of Education.
An esteemed administrator, fundraiser, negotiator, and educator, Dr. Wilburn led a successful $500 million campaign while at Colonial Williamsburg. At the Carnegie Institute, he led the founding of the Andy Warhol Museum by negotiating the gift of more than 1,000 paintings and drawings from the Warhol and Dia Art Foundations, and by raising the money to secure and renovate a historic seven-story building in downtown Pittsburgh for their display. In addition to the funds raised for the Warhol Museum, Bob led the Institute’s $125 million capital campaign.
Dr. Wilburn was a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College in Washington, DC. Along with serving on more than two dozen nonprofit boards and government boards and commissions, Bob has more than 50 years of cumulative experience serving on corporate boards.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Wilburn held several positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, including Executive Director of the Asset Liability Management Committee. He also worked in the Defense Department and the White House.
Dr. Wilburn received a BS in Economics and Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and Masters and PhD degrees in Economics and Public Affairs from Princeton University.